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Today's word on journalism

Friday, May 12, 2006


PETERSBORO, Utah -- Gloom like a Bulwer-Lyttonesque pall hung heavily over the Cache Valley as word came that the WORD had gone.

"As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire. . . ." No, wait. . . . That's actual Bulwer-Lyttonism. Scratch it.

We conclude, with joy and trumpets and a tankard or two, the 10th season of TODAY'S WORD ON JOURNALISM. What began in 1995 as a professor's strategy to get his students to read email (guess that worked!) now has spread, birdflu-like, far beyond that unwilling audience to self-flagellating WORD volunteers on five-and-a-half continents. But the willing and unwilling alike--the halt and addled and addicted and deluded--will have to get a life and smell the roses, for a while anyway.

Today marks the end of the WORD for this academic season. Even ere the rosy dawn that didth bust o'er this glade, this vale, this happy home. . . . ooops. Avert already, Sir Bulwer, you mangy cur!!!!

See you in the fall. . . TP

Two arrested in Paradise, suspected of possessing drugs

By Ben Walker

April 28, 2006| Two males were arrested in Paradise Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and truancy.

Shawn David Wengreen, 18, was booked into Cache County Jail and released after posting $2,000 bail. The other suspect, a juvenile, was released to go home.

The suspects were found when someone reported a suspicious car parked in a field.

"Deputies went out there and there was a strong odor of marijuana," Chief Deputy Dave Bennett said. "They did some field sobriety tests and it looks like they didn't do too well."

Bennett said both suspects denied smoking marijuana, but admitted to it when deputies asked why they could smell marijuana. Bennett said there was a black bag found in the car in which deputies found what appeared to be marijuana as well as a glass pipe.

The car was impounded.


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